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Acer America Corp. is a computer manufacturer of business and consumer PCs, notebooks, ultrabooks, projectors, servers, and storage products.


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May 12, 2010 |

Symantec Offers Hosted Endpoint Security for SMBs

The cloud-based Hosted Endpoint Protection product delivers antivirus, antispyware, firewall, and host intrusion prevention for desktops and laptops as well as antivirus and antispyware for file servers.

Symantec Corp. has a new means of deploying comprehensive security for SMBs. The company’s new Hosted Endpoint Protection product is a cloud-based offering that requires no additional hardware or management software.

According to Symantec, Hosted Endpoint Protection enables cloud-based protection of Windows-based laptops, desktops, and file servers from the proliferation and growing sophistication of threats. It delivers antivirus, antispyware, firewall, and host intrusion prevention for desktops and laptops as well as antivirus and antispyware for file servers.

Symantec Hosted Endpoint Protection is designed to safeguard endpoint systems with a single solution managed from a Web-based console. “It offers advanced protection from the endpoint to the gateway,” states the security company in a press release submitted to EH Publishing.

Symantec senior vice president of hosted services Rowan Trollope says the hosted model for messaging security is growing ever more popular. Ease of use, simple deployment, and manageability are some of the characteristics helping to accelerate that popularity, he says.

With that in mind, Trollope says Symantec developed its Hosted Endpoint Protection offering. “Hosted Endpoint Protection leverages our SaaS expertise to deliver advanced technologies that help protect customer systems without requiring additional hardware, management software, or dedicated IT staffing,” he says.

In its press release to EH Publishing, Symantec says its Hosted Endpoint Protection leverages the Symantec Global Intelligence Network, a worldwide security research network. It also benefits from the network’s rapid threat identification and response. “With Symantec Hosted Endpoint Protection, automatic security updates occur transparently over an Internet connection, keeping employee systems current whether workers are in the office or on the road,” the company states.”

Some key features of Symantec’s new Hosted Endpoint Protection include:

  • Advanced technologies for antivirus, antispyware, firewall, and host intrusion prevention
  • Always-on protection for endpoints
  • Automated updates that occur transparently over an Internet connection, even without being logged in
  • Web-based management console
  • Administrator access via Web browser
  • Remote functions (system protection refresh, history views, policy setting changes, etc.)
  • Real-time alert messaging
  • Scalable hosted model

Symantec Hosted Endpoint Protection is available now to customers in North America. The service can be purchased on its own or in combination with other Symantec Hosted Services across email, web, and IM.

For a free trial, sign up at Symantec’s MessageLabs site.

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